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TP7463 - Great Glen Project Station I
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
No FB
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP7463
County :
Highland Region
Nearest town :
KINGUSSIE


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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 12663rd with 112 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.05/10 (from 22 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Nov 2007
Was Last logged: 19th Aug 2018

Of the 22 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 256m
The average error was 45m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Why are we here Dad?
By widget

©Bignick

©Moacky
Revealed
©vegibagger
Mr TJR on the trigpoint
©thejackrustles

By iainmac
See 12 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 19th Aug 2018  14:50  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Blimey, I found it! Many thanks to earlier loggers.

Why are we here Dad?


Good condition 15th Jul 2018  19:23  by Bignick

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

With Luna after a convincing win at the cricket

©Bignick


Slightly damaged 12th Jul 2018  15:09  by nozzer

Gridref: NH 37944 09618   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 12th Jul 2018  15:09  by BigJ

Gridref: NH 37945 09608   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Followed Vegibagger's route and much appreciated the pruning that he had done. No views. With Nozzer.


Good condition 11th Jul 2018  16:19  by Moacky

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Previous logs made access easier - up side of old school then follow the GPS into the gorse.

©Moacky


Slightly damaged 28th Jun 2018  11:00  by vegibagger

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Access is via footpath to the left of old school house up the lane then up through woods and on high point rocky outcrop surrounded by gorse. Much secateur trimming by me fot 20-25 mins has given easier access from north plus even making it visible from below to the west.

Revealed ©vegibagger
Revealed ©vegibagger
Revealed ©vegibagger


Good condition 24th Feb 2017  21:22  by tummelv

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After some initial confusion about the best route into this one we spotted the alleyway round the back of the old converted school building and we were soon puffing up the steep gorse covered hill to the trig. Managed to spot it tucked away in the gorse after a brief search, didn't even need my GPS but it did help that I had researched this one a bit before leaving the house so knew what I was looking for.


Good condition 24th Feb 2017  00:00  by billygunn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found whilst Geocaching.


Good condition 15th Jun 2016  19:22  by dal

Gridref: NH 37946 09601   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not easy to access. The easy bit was.getting the OK to go over the fence at the back of the house of one of the residents. Thereafter I could see no hint of a path. It took some time to find the trig, which was hiding deep in a gorse bush. My grid ref was 10m out. The other trigs I visited today within 3m. The trig is on pretty much the top, although actually deciding the highest point is not easy.


Good condition 10th Jun 2016  17:00  by asbown

Gridref: NH 37940 09600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from the houses behind the old school, took some finding.


Good condition 10th May 2015  09:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

tgoc2015


Not Logged 14th Mar 2015  12:28  by thejackrustles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Revisit for the geocache and to take a note of the marks

Station I collage ©thejackrustles


Good condition 1st Feb 2015  15:30  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didn't realise there was a car park close by as I parked at the main tourist car park and walked up. Followed fence close to wee boggy bit, across fence and up through gorse and eventually found the trig. No flushbracket and not the greatest view.


Good condition 31st Jan 2015  16:32  by thejackrustles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took a while to find a way into this one, got there in the end, very hard to spot in the gorse, very snowy today too!

Mr TJR on the trigpoint ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR at the trigpoint ©thejackrustles
Great Glen Project Station I trigpoint ©thejackrustles


Slightly damaged 28th Sep 2013  19:03  by edfielden

Gridref: NH 37945 09611   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

The old school has been converted into housing and there are additional residences at the back of the site. There is a small back alley at the NW corner of the enclosure with a gap at the end leading out to the wooded area beyond (watch out for the wheelie bins blocking the gap!) Goodness knows what the residents thought was going on as I struggled and fumbled my way up the incline behind their houses just after sunset! The woodland gives way to dead and then living gorse and despite the undergrowth my iPhone 5S's GPS held out and led me almost right to the pillar. It was a little inconspicuous at first but after a little final scramble up on to the rock I gained access. As mentioned before it is a slightly cracked cylindrical pillar with a square-ish base, but without flush bracket. I inspected all sides of the pillar despite the best efforts of the prickly gorse, and could see no trace of sightholes. The top has a tarmac plug; the usual Great Glen Project markings of two embossed triangles and a cut cross are to be found on one of the spider arms. The surrounding undergrowth prevents much of a view and the fading light didn't help either but I believe I could make out where Great Glen Project Station K / Tomamhoid (TP7381) was across the glen. Without the peculiarity of the pillar this would have been a 2. As it is it's a 4! Position logged from average of 3 GPS readings over 10 minutes. Photos to follow...


Slightly damaged 6th Nov 2012  19:14  by spidym

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Parked at the carpark nearby and then followed fence heading north to hillock and then through some rough dead gorse to Trig. Defo a few cracks on the pillar but apart from that still standing.

Pillar Cracks easily spotted


Good condition 18th May 2010  16:48  by sky high boys

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

There was a path? Never mind a machete, a chain saw would be more appropriate for the approach :-)

Gotcha!
Trig, plinth and Monastery. Monastery? Sorry I mean holiday lets....ffs.


Good condition 18th Apr 2009  16:00  by Chalky

Gridref: NH 37900 09700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

No FB, Cylindrical. Followed path up from former school.


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2009  12:00  by iainmac

Gridref: NH 37947 09602   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

There is a sign up indicating path past school but I didnt see it on the ground. As Rob did I came down via the B&B - definitely the easiest and if going again would ask to go up the back of their garden and head left. Has a number of small cracks.





Good condition 22nd Dec 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

Gridref: NH 37950 09600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

NH 37950960 estimated from 1:25k map. Brander i.e. cylindrical pillar on small square base, built without FB. Asphalt-type plug. Pillar has a network of shallow cracks. At summit of Battery Rock - once housed a gun battery but now neglected and gorse-covered. Path from SW beside what appears to be old school boarded up, then slope of dense gorse. I descended SSE to avoid gorse, via garden of a B&B! Supposedly <a short easy climb> from old school house.


Not Logged 26th Nov 2007  20:47  by RoPeHe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

[non-visit log] Googling on "Battery Rock" "Fort Augustus" brought up: http://andrewabernathy.com/journal/2005/20050504britain/day05/ and, lo and behold, among the pictures there is http://andrewabernathy.com/journal/2005/20050504britain/day05/IMG_5077.medium.jpg So this is (or was) a cylindrical pillar, but I can't see from the picture whether it has a concrete base. I would estimate the location of Battery Rock as closer to NH 378 096 than NH 378 094


Couldn't find it 23rd Nov 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

Gridref: NH 37800 09400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

Described by OS (info via Rod Sladen) as a Brander (= cylinder), on top of Battery Rock, Access via Old School House, NH378094. This grid ref leads to a newly constructed extension to a car park, bounded on its N side by a gorsy ridge. There are a few gorse-covered outcrops immediately to the west, around a picnic site. One rock in particular is tall and quite striking - I couldn't see a trig on top but may have missed it. The pillar could well be around here, lurking in the gorse - or destroyed when the car park was built / extended. Or the grid ref could be a bit out .... There are also supposed to be four more Great Glen Project Stations but there are no location details as of Nov 2007, and they could be in a different area of the Glen from Stations E to Q. Station B is FB 11283 and Station D is FB 11865. Station A and Station C could be pillars without FBs, or pre-existing trig pillars.



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